Feedback on the Nitrates Directive Evaluation

8 April 2024 by
Feedback on the Nitrates Directive Evaluation

On December 1, 2023, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the evaluation of the Nitrates Directive. Interested parties such as farmers, industries, NGOs, citizens, public administrations, water authorities and others were invited to share their views until 8 March 2024.

The purpose of the evaluation was to assess if the Nitrates Directive remains fit for purpose.

In addition to the public consultation, the European Commission demanded several EU research projects to provide scientific technical evidence and policy-oriented advice, on topics related to circular economy in general and nutrient (re)cycling in particular.

In response to this request, the ReNu2Cycle project partners joined forces with the Novafert, NutriBudget, Nutri2Cycle, LEX4BIO, FERTIMANURE and NUTRI-KNOW project partners to provide a feedback letter including a joint paper, based on the insights from the various project activities.

In this paper, the involved research projects make very clear statements on the implementation of the Renure criterion and the adaptation of the legal status of ammonium salts from off-gases as validated solutions that can and need to be implemented, amending the current Nitrate Directive.

Download and read the joint paper by clicking the pdf-icon below.